ahhh the show /working debate
do you know where the problem lays????
in the people and the segregation of both worlds. it is possible to have both a good solid working dog that is able to compete in the ring. The reason I say this is I own another working breed and I work them and they do great working top of their class but guess what....I showed a couple too.
The show world breed for coat length color fullness stride eye shape and train-ability
The working world breeds for endurance drive - then with GOOD breeders breed for specific areas if the dog is multi task driven.
more breeding thougths I am sure but I will not go into that due to this will be a story without all the reasons of both worlds
this is the problem both worlds have their heads so far up their "head"
that they can not see what they are missing on both sides
I would think that the person that is breeding for all those qualities for both show and working will end up BETTERING the breed...cause they give a crap about the breed and not about what they can make it or change it to. The care about keeping it as it is a good solid dog with very little issues. can any of you say you have not seen the temperment issues of the "extreme" working mal or the lack of drive in the show mal
the mal is the most diverse breed yet and to say it is only good for one area or only accept or promote it for one area is in its self destroying what this breed is all about. It is more than a one job dog and from what I can see many working kennels are so focused in their one area they are not able or not willing to see what the dog was used for
I personally have seen many good show working lines being able to do the job as pure working lines...the idiotic notion that one can not do the other shows the irresponsibility of the breeders, and the slow destruction of yet another good breed ...I see it first hand with many breeds....so shame on both worlds for making the start of the destruction of a good breed.
by making it what they think it should be to suit them and not keeping what it is a healthy solid dog